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Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Senior Thesis Collection
Princeton University Archives
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61615 Volumes and 923 boxes


Since its introduction in the mid-1920s the senior thesis has been a core element of the undergraduate curriculum at Princeton University. The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains the senior theses of Princeton undergraduates. Not every senior thesis completed by a Princeton student is represented in this collection, as some science-related theses are held at the Lewis Library. Most of the senior theses remain in their original format, however select volumes have been converted to microfiche.


Arrangement of the undergraduate senior theses has changed over the years. Some theses are arranged alphabeticaly by authors last name, while others have been given identifying numbers and arranged sequentially. This finding aid gives an overview of collection arrangement.

For information on individual theses, a database of descriptive information is available online: <a href="">Senior Theses Database</a>.

Bound Alpabetical Theses, 1926-2011 Bound Numbered Theses, 1926-2011, Volumes 1-3373 Alphabetical Theses on Microfiche, 1926-2011, Box 1-88 Numbered Theses on Microfiche, 1926-2011, Box 89-153 Microfiche Masters, 1926-2011, Box 154-162 Theses AV Materials, 1926-2011, Box 163 Disbound Volumes: On Microfiche, 1926-2011, Box 164-198 Unbound Numbered Theses, 1926-2011, Box 199-923

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. The Trustees of Princeton University hold copyright to all materials generated by Princeton University employees in the course of their work. If copyright is held by Princeton University, researchers will not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with non-commercial use of materials from the Mudd Library. For materials where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Other Finding Aids:

A database of descriptive information for senior theses is available online: Senior Theses Database.

Credit this material:

Senior Thesis Collection; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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